Expanding Singapore’s electric vehicle charging network will give drivers ‘peace of mind’, says local firm
SINGAPORE : Electric vehicles (EVs) currently make up a small percentage of the cars on Singapore’s roads, but more motorists could be encouraged to make the switch to EVs if there are more charging points, said the CEO of EV charging firm Charge+.
The company announced on Tuesday (Sep 29) that it aims to install 10,000 EV charging points across Singapore by 2030, a move which would make it the country’s single largest charging provider.
There are several considerations for potential electric vehicle buyers, including whether the right vehicle model is available as an EV, Charge+ CEO Goh Chee Kiong told CNA.
“The key point that really dictates whether Singaporeans will buy EVs or not, is whether the EV chargers are available at their doorstep, said Mr Goh.
“The peace of mind that there’s overnight charging for the average driver in Singapore is very important.”
There has been a push in recent years to expand the electric vehicle charging network, as part of Singapore’s long-term goal to make the land transport sector more environmentally sustainable.
In February, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat announced in his Budget speech an ambitious plan to phase out internal combustion engine vehicles by 2040.
In line with this, he said that the Government aims to have 28,000 public EV charging points available by 2030 with help of the private sector, up from about 1,600 currently. Read More..